Job Title

Architectural Director - SEA


SG 1405-1

Job Description

Based in Singapore and reporting to the Group Board Director responsible for S E Asia, this person has responsibility for managing projects, providing support and local knowledge in order to develop the business, growth and profitability in line with the business plan.

Key Responsibilities

•    Manage projects and work transferred to and from other offices effectively and efficiently in addition to Singapore office project work;
•    Promote, develop and expand the company’s architectural business, across all sectors, as well as the Interiors and Planning business throughout South-East Asia, and specifically within Singapore;
•    Demonstrate the highest professional standards and to act as an “Ambassador” for the Company;
•    Excellent regional knowledge, identifying new work opportunities in Singapore and South-East Asia in general and excellent and proven job winning experience from new and existing clients;
•    Together with the other Directors, set financial targets for each year and take responsibility for delivering both the fee income and profit set out in an agreed budget.

Specific Responsibilities
•    Develop effective and commercially viable client relationships;
•    Develop and apply commercial acumen in client interactions;
•    Generate profitable sales/business development initiatives from new and existing clients.
•    Reporting on progress, opportunities and key issues within the South-East Asia architectural business unit.
•    Carry out architectural commissions and work in conjunctions with the other Directors to promote, win and deliver projects requiring an integrated (planning, architectural and interiors) design led quality service.
•    Lead and guide architectural work to ensure that the quality and values promoted by the company are maintained.
•    Ensure individual projects are adequately resourced and that their progress is monitored and managed to achieve the required profitability.
•    Demonstrate leadership by motivating and managing people and teams effectively.
•    Demonstrate technical competency with all round ability. Know how and when to get the best out of others.
•    Provide support for, commitment to, and participation in new strategic direction.
•    Ensure client satisfaction and endeavour to build and maintain long term quality client relationships.
•    Develop Client relationships and actively promote the winning of business for the Practice.
•    Encourage and promote high standards of design and efficient ways of working.

Personal Qualities
•    Strategic thinker and operationally effective
•    Proven leadership and organisational skills within a similar start-up business environment
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Excellent presentation skills, both verbal and written/graphic
•    Effective change manager/agent
•    Flexible attitude and creative problem solver.
•    Self-motivated and clear, creative thinker
•    Strong team player who can work in a multi-disciplinary team
•    Passionate about design and enthusiasm to deliver the very best for our clients

The Person
•    Qualified Architect – ARB/RIBA and/or Singapore Registered Architect
•    Proven ability in similar role



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